Auchindrain Museum

By Inveraray PA32 8XN

Farm townships like Auchindrain were once common throughout Scotland and indeed much of Europe. Today only Auchindrain survives as an exceptionally complete, evolved group of farm buildings, dating from the period 1750-1840.

Bute Museum

7 Stuart Street, (by Rothesay Castle), Rothesay
Isle of Bute PA20 0BX

In this busy museum, situated behind the castle, you can experience the archaeology, history, natural history and geology of the Isle of Bute. It offers an extensive display of birds and mammals etc found on the island, and a wild flower display throughout the summer.

Campbeltown Museum

Hall Street
Campbeltown PA28 6BJ

Campbeltown Museum occupies a sizeable room in an A-listed building which also houses the local public library. The initiative to establish a library and museum was came in 1896 from the Kintyre Scientific Association, today still active as the Kintyre Antiquarian and Natural History Society.

Castle House Museum

Castle Gardens
Dunoon PA23 7HH

The Castle House Museum, which has been open since 1998, is one of Dunoon's most historic locations. Dunoon became a holiday resort when Lord Provost Ewing of Glasgow bought the land around the ruined medieval castle and built himself a holiday home.

Glencoe & North Lorn Folk Museum

Glencoe Village
Glencoe PH49 4HS

The Glencoe Folk Museum was co-founded in 1966 with the aim 'To collect, preserve and exhibit articles, costume, objects and information, relevant to the history and social conditions of the Glencoe and North Lorn district for the purposes of education and interest'.

Kilmartin House Museum

Kilmartin House Museum
Kilmartin PA31 8RQ

There are more than 350 ancient monuments within a six-mile radius of the village of Kilmartin, Argyll: 150 of them are prehistoric. This extraordinary concentration and diversity of monuments distinguishes the Kilmartin Glen as an area of outstanding archaeological importance.

Lismore Museum & Heritage Centre

Port a' Charrain PA34 5UL

A stunning ecologically friendly building, opened in March 2007, housing a museum charting island life throughout the ages. On the same site is an award winning 19th century Cottar's Cottage, fully restored, a time warp of island life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; a library/research and conference room; a gift shop and caf?_.

MacDougall Collection

Dunollie House
Oban PA34 5TT

Not yet a museum, but a museum collection with a vigorous outreach programme. The private collection of the late Miss Hope MacDougall, comprising some 5000 objects.

Mull Museum

Clumba Buildings, Main Street
Tobermory, Isle of Mull PA75 6NY

The history of the Isle of Mull is captured in the Mull Museum - a small museum crammed with information about Mull in the past. From early people living in duns and brochs, through the times of warring clans and their castles, to more recent events. Exhibits of crofting, farming, fishing and everyday objects show what life was like in Mull in the past.

Museum of Islay Life

Port Charlotte
Isle of Islay PA48 7UA

The museum building is the former Free Church in Port Charlotte, and after restoration opened to the public in 1977. Since then, with the generous help of islanders donating material of all kinds, the museum has built up a main collection of over 2700 objects as diverse as stone implements used in the Mesolithic era, Victorian and Edwardian items from the Laird's house, farming implements, everything necessary for an illicit still, relics from shipping disasters, over 1200 books, very substantial paper archives, including much unique material, and nearly 5000 photographs, some dating back more than 100 years.

Oban War & Peace Museum

Old Oban Times Building, Corran Esplanade
Oban PA34 5PX

Oban War and Peace Museum boasts interesting collection of artefacts and photographs showing many aspects of life in Oban and the area through the years, including information on the strategic role played by the area during WWII when Oban Bay was home to Flying Boats. Find out about old Oban, the ferries, the fishing and maritime industries, the railway and local sport. There is a fine collection of Military badges and probably the largest Flying Boat model in Scotland.

Ross of Mull Historical Centre

Millbrae Cottage, Bunessan
Isle of Mull PA67 6DG

Museum relating to the history of the region. Includes geneaological resources, documentation on local issues, maps and information relating to the Ross of Mull.

Skerryvore Lighthouse Museum

Lower Square
Hynish, Isle of Tiree PA77 6UQ

Tisit the Story of Skerryvore Lighthouse exhibition to find out how the heroic engineers and keepers built and maintained Scotland's tallest lighthouse, Skerryvore, on one of Britain's most dangerous rocks, over 10 nautical miles out to sea. This exhibition records the fascinating account of the hazardous Skerryvore reef and the design and construction of the lighthouse by Alan Stevenson, uncle of Robert Louis Stevenson. It features unique examples of industrial archaeology, a scale model of the lighthouse and interpretation material of general and educational interest.

Strachur Smiddy Museum

The Clachan
Strachur PA27 8DG

The building in which this small museum is housed has been owned and operated for four generations by the Montgomery family as the local blacksmiths. The contents have remained virtually untouched since the last iron was set down and the building was closed for commercial use. The museum therefore contains tools, clothing and equipment that would have been used as part of the blacksmiths day to day work.